Preventive Dentistry and Periodontal Treatment in Pascoe Vale
We believe in treating patients based on their goals for their smiles. When a new patient trusts us with their dental care, we will discuss any oral health conditions and concerns about the appearance of their smiles and then organise a treatment plan that meets their needs.
Comprehensive Preventive Dentistry
Part of any effective dental plan includes preventive care to preserve and maintain teeth and gums and to rule out any sleep-related issues to achieve better overall health.
Preventive services include:
- Dental exams and cleanings
- Diagnostic photographs and x-rays
- Fluoride treatments
- Athletic mouth guards
- Bruxism night guards
Dr Amir focuses on overall health from the perspective of dentistry. That means his exams are thorough and comprehensive.
In addition to evaluating teeth and gums, Dr Amir will look for signs of teeth grinding or jaw dysfunction and discuss any history of snoring or sleep apnoea as part of the comprehensive preventive dentistry at the foundation of the Lumino Smiles philosophy.
We customise dental cleanings to promote healthy gums and teeth. Each patient is different, and the cleaning frequency we recommend will be directly related to your current oral health.
Our hygienist is gentle yet thorough, and our dental cleanings will include a scale and polish to remove any tartar that develops between professional dental cleanings. You will leave our clinic with a clean, fresh smile.
We also love educating patients on the best way to care for their teeth and gums at home and discussing any products that may help you achieve a healthy smile.
Periodontal (Gum) Disease
Many adults develop a condition called periodontal disease. The latest research continues to establish links between periodontal disease and systemic conditions such as:
- Heart disease
- Respiratory illnesses like COPD and chronic bronchitis
- Low birth weight babies
- Kidney disease
Periodontal disease often leads to tooth loss, bad breath (halitosis), and discomfort. Early gum disease, called gingivitis, is sometimes reversible with improved home care and regular professional dental cleanings. As it progresses into periodontitis, an advanced form of periodontal disease, the condition can be managed but not cured.
Signs of gum disease include:
- Redness or inflammation
- Bad breath
- Foul taste in the mouth
- Bleeding gums
- Tooth mobility
Is It Time for Your Next Dental Exam?
If you experience these symptoms or it is time for your next dental appointment, we welcome you to contact our Pascoe Vale dental clinic directly to arrange a booking. Not only will we assess your current oral health, but we will also provide solutions to improve and maintain a happy, healthy smile.